A Doncaster Race Cup by Baron Carlo Marochetti

Cup in the form of a centrepiece showing the captive King John of France entering London on May 1357, escorted by the Black Prince to whom he had fallen captive at the Battle of Poitiers.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
44 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £6,500)
Acquired in:
1978
Vendor:
Koopman Rare Art

It was won by Lord Rothschild's horse Hungerford. Designed by Marochetti, made by Hancock.

Provenance

Baron Meyer de Rothschild; by descent to the 6th Earl of Rosebery; sold at Sotheby's Mentmore sale, May 1977.

Venue details

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery Chequer Road, DONCASTER South Yorkshire DN1 2AE 01302 734293 www.doncaster.gov.uk/museums

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